Last night, my friend Janet and I shared our dreams with one another. I'm not talking about lofty dreams about life goals. No. I'm talking about couches. Yes. Couches. #MomGoals "I just want a deep, rich blue couch. I love blue. Royal blue, you know, and textures. Lots of textures." I think Janet might have… Continue reading Sitting comfortably: Gratitude & couches
As I gear up to go back to work full-time this fall, transitioning from an adjunct instructor to a full-time English instructor, I find myself fluctuating between excitement and eager anticipation and anxiety and grief as I let go of this period of my life--the stay-at-home mom phase. No longer will Maggie's cute babbling on… Continue reading For her curls
Our plans for the entire weekend fell apart. A workshop I planned on hosting had to be rescheduled due to dangerous weather conditions. I felt so disappointed. I'd been looking forward to the chance to see old friends and benefit from the shared experience, strength, and hope during the workshop. I was elated that my… Continue reading We plan. God laughs.
Gratitude rarely actually changes things. Not in my life, anyway. Things stay the same. Circumstances come and go, as all circumstances do. My family members who irk me continue to irk me. The one who never says "I love you" may never say "I love you." My sisters will probably never agree with my lifestyle… Continue reading Things never change
My mom had a rough go of it growing up. I won't share details, because they are my mom's to share, but trust me. Despite the circumstances of her childhood, my mom chose to have four daughters, all of us about two years apart. When she found herself a single mom with four children under… Continue reading Mama DID
* Big thanks to my best friend, MeLissa Horseman, for today's post. She may have never wanted children, but she's become one of the best moms I know.* I never thought I wanted children. I barely thought I wanted to get married, let alone bring kids into the mix. This was a definite sore subject… Continue reading I never thought I wanted children.
*I've known Jessica since college, and I feel privileged to have watched her evolve into who she is today. Our journeys aren't identical, but I relate to much of her story. Check out her blog!* Gratitude and love. Topics that seem to go hand in hand with lines blurred as to where one ends and… Continue reading Day 3–The delicate dance